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Upgrading from 5450 with £75 (Low Profile preferably)

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October 8, 2011 6:29:52 PM

So its payday today! :bounce:  :pt1cable: 
I am looking to bump up my computer from the terrible mistake of buying a XFX ATI 5450 1GB Low Profile Card im looking for the most i can get with my money for gaming

Purpose: Gaming
Budget £75
Looking to be able to play Skyrim (yes i know its not out yet)

Other Specs:
Vista Home edition (Soon to be Windows 7)
Pentium Dual E2140 1.6GHz (Soon to be upgraded)

I know my PC isnt much but im in the process of if upgrading it now i have a decent source of income per month.
Please answer with suggestions for graphics cards :)  Thanks

October 8, 2011 6:46:20 PM

Firstly, your CPU will definitely bottleneck any new powerful GPU you purchase. IMHO, you need a new CPU before you get a new GPU. But if a GPU is all you want to hear, then ati 5570 for 50$ is a good starting point. You can also find 5670 for 70$ which is much better than a 5450. But be warned, I do not think you will notice much improvement with new card, because your CPU is way too weak. GL.
a c 376 U Graphics card
October 8, 2011 6:50:57 PM

There was a low profile HD5670 if you can still find it but otherwise an HD6570 is probably your best bet.
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October 8, 2011 7:03:11 PM

Thanks both ive done a bit of research and have come up with two places to get my card but i can still spend a bit more these cards are only £50 (GB) so ill probably need a low profile car thats around the $100 mark. These are the cards ive come up with so far:


Also Wrazor could you suggest a CPU to get?? the cheaper the better but i need one thats still decent probably a low/medium end

thanks :) 
a c 376 U Graphics card
October 8, 2011 7:31:36 PM

Like I said if you can find the low profile HD5670 then go for it, otherwise get an HD6570.
As for a CPU to be certain we would need the brand/model of your motherboard but for LGA775 boards in general decent and cheap right now would be the E5700 or E6600.
October 8, 2011 7:44:36 PM

For gaming which is better then 5670 or 6570??
erm my mother board is a Dell Intel P35/G33/G31

you can probably tell by now that im converting my pc pretty much :)  ive never bothered till now cus ive only just started getting my money together
October 8, 2011 7:46:25 PM

BTW ive serached on ebuyer and it looks more like im buying everything haha so far for a starting point ive picked out:

Black Micro ATX Case - No PSU
Casecom 400W 12cm Fan PSU - 20+4pin 1x SATA 4x Molex
HIS HD 6570 Silence Edition 1GB DDR3 DVI HDMI VGA PCI-E Graphics Card
Intel Celeron E3400 2.6GHz 800Mhz FSB 1MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor

comes to £119 with pastage etc but is it worth it?
a b U Graphics card
October 8, 2011 8:13:27 PM

not if you plan to play anything other then minesweeper :)  i would grab some cheapy current gen parts, or save up until you have enough

also that psu looks way bad

basically the parts you have there are 4-5 years old, (except the video card) also get a video card with DDR5 not 3, the performance difference is pretty noticeable
a c 376 U Graphics card
October 8, 2011 9:55:25 PM

What Dell system do you have?
If you are getting a new case I don't see why you would still need a low profile card, unless you are getting a new case that is also ridiculously small which would be dumb.
October 8, 2011 10:26:24 PM

id say get the 5670 as its a little faster than the 6570
October 8, 2011 11:04:15 PM

ive just bought the 5670 and a new case should fit and the craphics card only cost me £52 so hopefully i get a decent noticeable amount of performance not sure on the processor though might not get that just yet but i stil dont know what type and wat not to get :/ 
a b U Graphics card
October 8, 2011 11:51:53 PM

how much more money do you have to build with? ideally grab cheap DDR3 ram + a cheap mobo and a triple core cpu from amd... but i dont know how much you have (the parts i just listed might equal up to about 130 usd)
October 9, 2011 12:12:23 AM

dunno about £100 so about 130 or 140 usd
a c 376 U Graphics card
October 9, 2011 3:48:27 AM

bidgbob said:
not sure on the processor though might not get that just yet but i stil dont know what type and wat not to get :/ 

We can't tell you what processors you can use if you don't tell us either what system you have or the model of your motherboard.